Tag Archives: Ben Lomond

Turnouts are not long term parking lots, says CHP

Dear Street Smarts, Q: We live in the unincorporated area of Santa Cruz County on a road where our neighbors are few and far between. Across from our house is a turnout which is the access for the utility/telephone pole … Continue reading

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The tourists are coming, install traffic signals in Capitola, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: The tourist season is about to begin and the traffic nightmare in Capitola will also begin. The two four-way stop sign intersections on Bay Ave in Capitola need to be replaced by traffic signals. The intersections … Continue reading

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Caltrans should study traffic patterns, local events before starting bottlenecking project on Hwy 9, reader fumes

Dear Street Smarts, Q: I posted the message below on the Caltrans contact page for “Traffic or Work Zone Concern.” While everyone who drives Highway 9 understands the need for work to be done on the road, some consideration of … Continue reading

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Fix traffic light at Mission, King, reader says

Dear Street Smarts, Q: Variation on an old joke: How many Caltrans traffic engineers does it take to screw up a traffic light? One recent Thursday at 2:30 p.m., I waited through four light cycles on King at Mission streets. … Continue reading

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